It has a great cafe, a mountain bike hire and an antiques shop. It makes a perfect spot for tourists to break their journeys on the way home from the Upper Mountains. With appropriate “Tourist Trail” signage and a BM Tourist mobile phone app. This village could also attract tourists heading up the Mountains. The suggestion I had from a local artist was to have artists from each village design signs that match the character and feel of the landscape for the town approaches.
The Memorial park bridge is structurally sound. It just needs sandblasting, painting and new side railings. It would probably cost more to pull it down than fix it! After being cut in two, Woodford can not afford lose any more pedestrian access between the North and South. With my engineering background I will work to convince the rail authorities that this is an achievable job. I will advocate at BMCC to improve the south side footpaths leading to the bridge.
We must support this town so that the residents can keep vital village activities such as a cafe and general store. Woodford village must not be allowed to wither and die.
I will be having more conversations with Woodford residents so I can ascertain their needs and represent them to Council.
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